Wolverine and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. — maker of the Official Baseball Glove of Major League Baseball — have launched their third limited-edition Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot in celebration of the 20 professional players honored with the Rawlings Gold Glove Award this year.
“The Rawlings Gold Glove Award is one of the highest honors in baseball. We’re very excited to be able to capture its prestige and history in one of our iconic Wolverine 1000 Mile boots,” says Scott Schoessel, Wolverine VP of Global Marketing. “Rawlings is a fantastic partner aligned with our values of creating quality products with premium materials. We’re happy to continue our partnership with this limited release and provide baseball enthusiasts with a collectible product that truly honors the game.”
This collaboration brings the award to life through a handcrafted USA-made boot, with black and gold stitching, constructed from premium Heart of the Hide baseball glove leather and embellished with black rawhide laces and gold foil. This one-of-a-kind boot pays homage to the most renowned players in baseball.
“The Rawlings Gold Glove Award platform has been intrinsic to baseball since its creation in 1957, and our collaboration with Wolverine on this special-edition boot release is a perfect way to celebrate what it means to the game, athletes and fans,” said Eric Reinsfelder, Vice-President of Brand and Sports Marketing for Rawlings. “These boots encapsulate all of the unique features and details of the iconic Rawlings Gold Glove Award® while honoring the greatest representation of defensive excellence in all of baseball.”
First introduced in 1914, the Wolverine 1000 Mile is America’s original work boot. This new Rawlings edition of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Cap-Toe Boot reimagines the tried-and-true style and encapsulates the sophistication and respected status of the Rawlings Award while celebrating the best defensive baseball players in the game. The boots are designed in Michigan and handcrafted in Arkansas to support American workers and manufacturing. Each boot is complete with all the traditional Wolverine 1000 Mile features and includes:
- A limited-edition black and gold Rawlings embroidered patch on the tongue
- Wolverine 1000 Mile deboss stamp in gold foil on collar and MMXXII (2022) deboss stamp in gold foil on back heel
- Original Wolverine 1000 Mile leather outsole with Vibram rubber heel
- Gold-colored metal hardware inspired by the Rawlings Gold Glove Award
The Wolverine 1000 Mile x Rawlings Gold Glove Award Cap-Toe Boot is available now in limited quantities exclusively on Wolverine.com for $450 USD.